The Employees’ Compensation Commission joined the Occupational Safety and Health Network Region 10 (OSHNet-10, Inc.) together with the Safety Organization of the Philippines (SOPI) and the Association of Safety Practitioners of the Philippines, Inc. (ASPPI) during its first Regional Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment Summit (ROSHES) with the theme “Sustaining and Strengthening Safety, Health, and Environment in the Workplace” on August 25 and 26 at Pearlmont Hotel, Limketkai Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City.

The two-day summit was attended by more than 200 safety officers from Region 9, 10 and 11. It was organized to enhance and promote the Occupational Safety and Health approaches primarily in private companies. The ROSHES aimed for the continuous promotion of safe, healthy and hazard-free environment in the workplaces of Northern Mindanao.

The Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) joined the said summit through a video presentation and a lecture on the EC Program. Planning Officer, Claudine Rodriguez and the ECC-CDO staff represented the Commission. Various queries were posed by participants who were very glad that the program caters for both public and private sector employees to give adequate benefits in case of work-related contingencies. They were likewise encouraged to invite a resource person to conduct seminar in their work places to intensify awareness on the EC Program especially in Mindanao.